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  • Eating for one...eternally (Login Required)

    We are largely obsessed with the future; what’s coming up in our lives, how Carleton will help us reach our goals, and how there’s no possible way anything could slow us down from reaching these goals. Kids are just not part of the immediate future for me.

  • Suburban quirk (Login Required)

    I’ve found that the relative isolation of Northfield serves also to strengthen Carleton’s campus and provide it with its own individual identity.

  • Magical Microcosm or a Small Town Struggle (Login Required)

    Carleton is a meaningful not because or despite of being in Rice County, Minnesota, but because of the network of friends and community this place engenders in your life. Place is important; people are infinitely more so.

  • The close-mindedness of Carleton (Login Required)

    Carleton students are close-minded and lack an ability to listen to conservative perspectives. The prototypical Carleton student is democratic, pro-environment, pro-choice, and against all forms of establishment. If you are not a democrat you will be ostracized and looked at like a crazy person.

  • Politics: Doing it Right (Login Required)

    If we go through our time at Carleton without having open conversations, it would be a betrayal of the liberal arts ethos of this institution.

  • I wish could admit it, I believe in God (Login Required)

    I’ve spent so much time trying to understand why Carleton is, at times, anti-religion. I am not irrational because I am religious. I have faith not because I feel the need to explain everything or because I do not believe that science dictates certain features in our world.

  • Making the most of hypocrisy (Login Required)

    Sometimes we act as if being self-aware solves the problem. Just because we’ve identified an inconsistency between our beliefs and actions does not mean we are better people for it. Recognition is not a solution.

  • Caring, but not caring enough (Login Required)

    Carls are "slactivists," people who talk a lot about cultural issues like gender inequality but don’t care enough to make an actual difference or change their lives for an impact.

  • Making peace with hypocrisy? (Login Required)

    Sometimes, life can be a beautiful mess of contradictions. But if you live two different lives, flipping back and forth between your ideals and how you actually act, life can be difficult.

  • Are we something? (Login Required)

    The definition of relationships is atomized in a fun way. But atomization shows that the relationships are formed unnaturally, without effort and time. Light relationships are also fun but serious relationships can mean something more precious.

  • Too Long; Didn’t LDR (Login Required)

    The Carleton bubble is a bubble for a reason. A Long Distance Relationship can end quickly if it means not fully committing to your Carleton academics and friendships.

  • Divestment, Now it's up to the board (Login Required)

    At Carleton, support for divestment is strong and growing stronger. Now CRIC, a group created by the Board of Trustees itself to furnish recommendations for more responsible investing, has issued a resounding call to action. The initiative rests with the Board of Trustees.